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    Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    Hi All,
    I'm getting a new laptop, and am looking at SSDs as a potential for storage. 128GB is more than enough for what I'll need. There seem to have been a lot released recently, what's the current best buy?

    Cheers...

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    Probably,

    80GB Intel X25-M G2 = £170
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/80GB-...ite-70MB-s-OEM

    120GB OCZ Agility = £248 (This is a maybe, it uses the Indilix controller but I dont know the performance compared to the proper Vertex)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120GB...-135MB-s-Write

    120GB OCZ Vertex = £276
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120Gb...he-Onboard-Sol

    160GB Intel X25-M G2 = £338
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/160GB...ite-70MB-s-OEM

    Correct me if I'm wrong

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    The Crucial M225 - Same internals as an OCZ vertex (so faster than Agility range), at a much lower price.
    128GB's are ~ £215 atm,and have a 5 year waranty, so it's a bit of a no-brainer really. They were actually even cheaper when first launched, but it seems they've cottoned that they were being a bit daft.

    Myself, I got an 80GB intel g2, as I only needed just over 64GB of space and couldn't justify another £50 for the 128gb drives. The Intel being the best performer certainly doesn't hurt though.

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    I thought the Intel ones were super fast? Do they really only have a write speed of 70MB/s? That's less than 1/2 the speed of the OCZ ones?

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631

    It is a long read, but worth it if you're serious about getting an SSD.

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    I thought the Intel ones were super fast? Do they really only have a write speed of 70MB/s? That's less than 1/2 the speed of the OCZ ones?
    Define 'fast'. (That's the essence of the Anandtech article.. which you should read).

    In short mega sequential write speeds are about as useful in daily use as 4ghz netburst chips. Look at some of the other measures like 4k random write and Intel destroys other drives.

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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    ^ What he said - i went intel and really it's silly fast.
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    Re: Best value/performing 128GB SSD

    Intel is faster than other SSDs,
    but any current SSD blows away standard spinny HDDs.

    Real world performance is night and day.

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